Google has made a reputation for itself as a women-empowerment entity. As evidenced in a program previously referred to as the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program; in honor of the Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003). Google has now renamed the program to the Women Techmakers Scholarship Program.
Through the Women Techmakers Scholarship Program, Google wants to bring about gender equality if the computer science field. By encouraging women and girls to excel in computer and technology related education courses and careers. Partly through facilitating active leadership and mentorship from seasoned professional leaders within the computer science field.
Why apply for the Women Techmakers Scholarship Program?
By joining Google’s Women Techmakers Scholarship Program, women stand to benefit from numerous empowerment tools that include but not limited to:
Scholarships: The program will reward you (women in tech) with outstanding performance in academic excellence, leadership and positive impact in your communities. The scholarship will serve to increase your computer and technology skills to more advanced levels.
Retreats: You will attend professional and personal development training and workshops. Where you will also get the opportunity to network with fellow scholars and mentors from Google.
Community: You will also get to be a part of a wider global network of fellow scholars Giving you the opportunity to participate from the shared knowledge, experience, and resources. You can also collaborate on projects with other scholars, and offer support to a global network of women in tech.
“My network of incredible women in technology grew, and I learned many, many things through Google’s guidance,” writes a 2015 Scholar, Maria Hollweck, FH Regensburg, about the program.
“They lifted me up; they taught me how to create large scale change. They showed me how it was possible. I can now go out and change the world,” Saiph Savage, Uni. of California, Santa Barbara a 2009 Scholar said.
For eligibility requirements for women in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific, click here.
About Dr. Anita Borg
Dr. Anita Borg (1949-200) was a fervent believer in the power of technology to transform all aspects of the human life; political, social, and personal life. Being the tech rebel she was, Anita Borg was relentless in her fight to ensure technology will only be used for good.
She spent a good part of her adult life making a case for adoption of technology into our day-to-day lives. While actively marshaling women and minority groups to enter into the computer and technology fields. In memory and honor of the late Anita Borg that Google is supporting the Women Techmakers Scholars Program.